Hüschelrath, Kai Laitenberger, Ulrich Smuda, Florian
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ZEW Discussion Papers 12-071
We provide an empirical assessment of EC cartel enforcement decisions between 2000 and 2011. Following an initial characterisation of our dataset, we especially investigate the determinants of the duration of cartel investigations. We are able to identify several key drivers of investigation length such as the Commission's speed of cartel detection, the type of cartel agreement, the affected industry or the existence of a chief witness.
Competition Policy Empirical Analysis Cartels European Union Fines Leniency Duration of Investigation